An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

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Everybody is familiar with the feeling that things are not as they should be. That you are not successful enough, your relationships not satisfying enough. That you don’t have the things you crave.
In this video we want to talk about one of the strongest predictors of how happy people are, how easily they make friends and how good they are at dealing with hardship. An antidote against dissatisfaction so to speak: Gratitude.
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  1. Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Mánuði síðan

    Ohai! For a change a few personal words. My name is Philipp and I started this channel almost seven years ago - you don’t know my voice but you have heard my words because I write most of our scripts. Oh boy. This was a hard video to make. Gratitude felt vaguely risky to do as a topic. It has this aura of cheap Instagram hashtag self help stuff. Some of you will hate this video deeply, and the thought of that made me pretty anxious writing it. Gratitude was not supposed to be a video topic originally. Just like the Nihilism and Loneliness videos, the script was based on personal struggles and part of the process of dealing with them. And so it felt right to make gratitude a video too. But Kurzgesagt is not a self help channel, so we'll keep this sort of content at roughly one or two per year. We hope they are helpful to some of you. If you care for my take on how to practice Gratitude, we made a Kurzgesagt Gratitude journal to combine the science with practical tips. Edit: PRE-ORDER is available again. Please note: You don’t need to buy this or anything else to practice gratitude - you only need a pen, a piece of paper and 5 minutes. Thank you for watching our videos and reading this comment. Being able to do Kurzgesagt means a lot. To me and the whole team. - Philipp

    1. Chris Toph
      Chris Toph
      2 dögum síðan

      Very, very, very, very good animations!

    2. Kalamardox
      29 dögum síðan


    3. Marco Trevisan
      Marco Trevisan
      Mánuði síðan

      I have a very scientific approach to life and self-improvement, and it's over two year I keep a gratitude diary. So... spot on, Kurzgesagt and Philipp! But I understand your reticence about not looking like a self-help channel. I think that, as long as you cite your scientific resources (published papers, etc), at least in the description, you are on the safe side.

    4. Post Fecal Mortem
      Post Fecal Mortem
      Mánuði síðan

      Thank you for all of these videos, I've always liked your science videos but damn! I needed this video just right now and even after watching the topic I was afraid but I think it will be pretty helpful. Thank you very much!

    5. Akansh Arya
      Akansh Arya
      Mánuði síðan

      Hey you guys are in the ISpulse rewind 2019 Congratulations!!!!

  2. Someone Anonymous
    Someone Anonymous
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Thanks... this video helps

  3. Louie Claus
    Louie Claus
    3 klukkustundum síðan

    I know that most of the unreligious people will gonna bash me but Catholicism really help me to become satisfied at simple and humble things. Yeah, the world offers us a lot of things and giving us a lot of material wealth that will gonna turn to dust tomorrow. No material thing really satisfies me. There's something supernatural around us that we constantly search but we always failed to find it. Praying and meditation really helps to combat dissatisfaction as we offer ourselves to Jesus. :-)

  4. Arina
    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Being a human is pretty hard, but I think we’re all doing a pretty good job for the first time :)

  5. jimby
    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Kurzgesagt for president 2020

  6. JON U
    JON U
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    an antidote to dissatisfaction ........drugs

  7. DDemons
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    Love this video. Did anyone else notice the bellsprout at 5:31?

  8. Taner Yillik
    Taner Yillik
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Hugs ❤️

  9. Ruslan Hesenov
    Ruslan Hesenov
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    şükr etmek İslamın temel dayanıklarından biridir

  10. samidha hegde
    samidha hegde
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank you for this amazing video 😊😊Will try gratitude journaling.

  11. yello!giraffe
    21 klukkustund síðan

    this just makes me more hopeless

  12. Dana Gonzales
    Dana Gonzales
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Thank you for this video! ❤️

  13. Quazi s
    Quazi s
    Degi Síðan síðan

    New to this channel and so glad I found it :)

  14. Charlotte Medina
    Charlotte Medina
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Okay but how do we destroy the egotistical worrying about falling into being a conformist? This is something I struggle with. The "wanting more and better" part. Because yeah, we should be grateful we have something (or even someone), but can't fully appreciate it (or love them) because we know it can always be better. Same for our jobs / economical status. Progress or even "growth" is also defined as growing financially or upscaling our position in society. How about those people who are ambitious? I try to tell myself that what's meant to be it will be, but how much of someone's will vs faith (destiny) is the manifestation of life?

  15. Ben Ben
    Ben Ben
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'g grateful for this video

  16. luvwarhate
    Degi Síðan síðan

    But you are a self help channel I can't think of anything more helpful than knowledge

  17. Jericho Santos
    Jericho Santos
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I am very grateful because of this channel.

  18. Miyoung Cho
    Miyoung Cho
    Degi Síðan síðan


  19. Austone
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Thank you 🙏

  20. matter
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'm grateful but still dissatisfied

  21. Kirill
    Degi Síðan síðan

    awesome video!

  22. ridho mohammad
    ridho mohammad
    Degi Síðan síðan

    How to grow a "gratitude" ?

  23. Sara Eftekhari
    Sara Eftekhari
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I would really recommend Daylio as a very easy, convenient and fast way of r cording good things that happen and moments of good mood. It's an app.

  24. Sara Eftekhari
    Sara Eftekhari
    Degi Síðan síðan

    7:36 yo this sounds arbitrary, but it actually works. Journaling ONLY the good things that happen to me has helped me feel more content. These good things happening being: Showering Cleaning my room Eating a wholesome meal Practicing the violin Spending time with family Working in all my free periods at school All little things that mean a lot to me I suppose next is focusing on things others did for me: Dad drove me to school today Mum made me a sandwich for breakfast in a situation where because i had gotten up late I'd have been even mor late to school otherwise My sister introduced me to a really good tick tock video I showed erhu music to my sister which she enjoyed All this teaches you to put importance on on things you do for yourself, what others do for you and what you do for otherd

  25. water skull
    water skull
    Degi Síðan síðan

    아니 제목은 한글인데 자막은 한글이 없네?

  26. Agustín Miguel Fiorio
    Agustín Miguel Fiorio
    Degi Síðan síðan

    "a lot of self products that implies that is your fault for not working hard on yourself enough" oh my god.... so true. I recently found myself saying that i was a failure for apliying to just 3 jobs and getting cero response from them. I even said that i wasted my time and defraud my parents for making them paid for my education... my god this is fucking stupid. Jesus christ, self steem is a stupid lie that never ends and doesn´t do anything for our sanity. It's always there to remind your mind, everytime you fail what happened was you weren´t "brave" or "hard working" or the worst one "confident" enough. What the fuck does that even mean, if i see a bunch a bullys of course my 12 ys me would not mess with them but me at 26 i will fucking tell them to stop and get the fuck out before i call the police on them, but if you place me right now in a highly competitive work of course i'm gonna fail. Then i guess i should "work on my confidence"... until my 35 -45 ys me finally has the willpower to survive in that shitty environment. When will i ever be free? I think i'm gonna ask myself this question a lot frequent Fuck self improvement! It helps but fuck you

  27. Mariana Conceição
    Mariana Conceição
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I just want to congrat you, creators of this channel, for all the amazing content alongside with these amazing animations. They are educational, motivational and with an incredible beauty. Thank you. I'm grateful for all of you.

  28. 김사이다
    2 dögum síðan

    제목은 한국언데 왜 한국자막이 없냐

  29. Rezureckt
    2 dögum síðan

    im grateful for being able to write this comment and be a smartass

  30. kazi maimuna
    kazi maimuna
    2 dögum síðan

    wait is no one going to talk about how mad cute that dog is?

  31. astra
    2 dögum síðan


  32. grugruu
    2 dögum síðan

    happiness = reality - expectations

  33. Jú Firjam
    Jú Firjam
    2 dögum síðan

    now i'm crying

  34. Jasmine Ke
    Jasmine Ke
    2 dögum síðan

    To what degree is it true that those who are more privileged/financially well off are happier/more satisfied?

  35. Rubens Rubinho
    Rubens Rubinho
    2 dögum síðan

    Uau!!! Se ao menos uma pequena porcentagem da população pudesse praticar a GRATIDÃO e sair da seu mundinho de egoísmo quão incrível seria. Vídeo ótimo!!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍👍 Sou grato a esse canal!

  36. dansam95
    2 dögum síðan

    I ordered my journal on December 25. I have received it yet. 😕

  37. 훈이팝송 적어주는 남자
    훈이팝송 적어주는 남자
    2 dögum síðan

    한글 자막좀 추가해주세요 ㅜㅜ

  38. Jeroen de Bruijn
    Jeroen de Bruijn
    2 dögum síðan

    Several years ago I went to a anti depression course, where they reached out with different methods to beat depression. One of the things they taught was indeed to write down, or at least take time to think of positive things that happened during the day. Given its simplicity, and knowing I am a bright guy, I was very unconvinced this would work. Rather every fiber in my body scoffed at this. I reluctantly told the psych I would do the exercise, if only to show him it does not work. The most irritating thing of doing this exercise, especially the first few times, it that it did work for me. I really disliked something so simple actually worked so wel for the complex mindset I had. Other things, like meditation and relaxation exercises dit not do much for me. In fact, the only other thing truly worked for me, is finding a new hobby I could love to do. So now nearly each weekend, i go out in nature or to a zoo, to photograph wildlife or nature. Its outside, I get some mild exercise, Get dome sunlight to convert to Vitamine D. And if i feel a case of the blues coming up? yes, i start recollecting positive things happening to me again. Because it freaking works.

  39. Lucas Gomes
    Lucas Gomes
    2 dögum síðan

    You guys are awesome omg. Love u guys!

  40. 말미잘
    2 dögum síðan

    제목은 번역되있는데 왜 자막은 없어 ~~~!

  41. 156
    2 dögum síðan

    생존일지.. 43일차.. 아직도 한국어 자막이 추가될 기미가 보이질 않는다.. 처음 나오자마자 앗, 완전 흥미로운 주제자낭?! 하고 나중에 볼 동영상에 추가해두었지만.. 도대체 언제.. 아니 자막이 나오긴 할까.. 내가 영어지문 다 적어놓고 해석하는게 더 빠를듯 하다..

  42. Douwantsometacos
    3 dögum síðan

    Dude I feel no gratitude, I’m confused

  43. Cruz Herrera Channel
    Cruz Herrera Channel
    3 dögum síðan

    An antidote too easy DMT, LSD and shrooms.😂😂😂

  44. Bobby
    3 dögum síðan

    Shut the fuck up

  45. FelineHYPER
    3 dögum síðan

    We're not robots

  46. Doggy Dougga
    Doggy Dougga
    3 dögum síðan

    thank you, I'm grateful you guys exist

  47. Nicolas Beaufils
    Nicolas Beaufils
    3 dögum síðan

    Amazing work, thank you !

  48. Aaron Römer
    Aaron Römer
    3 dögum síðan

    These gratitude and lonlieness videos felt exceptionally well made though, so i am gratefull for all the work you put into these. date 12018, 12019 nice :D A video suggestion: Wim Hof Breathing and the bodies ability to heal, cause lately there were a few nobel prizes in medicine won concerning research done around the wim hof method. This intersects with topics such as depression, happiness, auto immune sicknesses and inflammation.

  49. Heksje Lilly
    Heksje Lilly
    3 dögum síðan

    This channel is awesome!

  50. yerba02
    3 dögum síðan

    Love your videos Philipp, I and got to say a big THANK YOU because they work like yeast for my curiosity

  51. Rana Harris
    Rana Harris
    3 dögum síðan

    a big part of islam is gratitude. being thankful for what you have. this needs to be noted.

  52. Manusia Pacet
    Manusia Pacet
    3 dögum síðan

    Iam so gratitude too found ur channel and subscribe it thanks

  53. Edgar Gallardo
    Edgar Gallardo
    3 dögum síðan


  54. drkcortex
    3 dögum síðan

    what a good fucking major scale, which virtully makes you feel grateful

  55. drkcortex
    3 dögum síðan

    fuck your spiritual bullshit.

  56. drkcortex
    3 dögum síðan

    be grateful of this miserable world @kurzgesagt wtf* shit happens, be grateful. forget the evil in this world. polyanna

  57. Quick Silver
    Quick Silver
    4 dögum síðan

    Gratitude. Thank me later...

  58. SolycCandy
    4 dögum síðan

    Thank you!

  59. 체르베르
    4 dögum síðan

    왜 한국어가 없는거야ㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏㅏ

  60. UberKrassMann
    4 dögum síðan

    moral of this video: it is your fault for not working hard enough at it you ungrateful pile of shite. i do love when these type of videos set out to give non-generic advice and then end up giving generic advice. "ey, dumbass, just cheer up and be more grateful and everything will be fine." damn dude. there is so much oversimplification in this video that it actually makes me feel gross inside. getting mobbed at work because people don't like that you're different? be more grateful! constantly stressed because you have to work at the absolute limit of your capacity in order to stay alive? be more grateful! your wife left you, killed your dog, took the kids and is trying her best to destroy your life? be more grateful! as we all know, being more grateful is the end all fix to, make you popular, socially accepted, successful and happy. so why haven't you fixed yourself yet you broken moron? @ HEY YOU GOT THAT PART RIGHT! come on kurz gesagt. i expected more from you than this general "fix your life with this one strange trick, evidence shows it MAY PERHAPS work" garbage.